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I consequently happened to have all items from a chest moved to my inventory while I was quickly Shift clicking them. It really looked like a Loot-all hidden feature being activated.

Similarly, once all items hoped from hot-bar to my inventory - again during Shift clicking.

So far, I haven't played multiplayer to see if it happens on bukkit as well.

The minecraft wiki doesn't say anything about such a feature.

Is that a bug? If not, how do I trigger it intentionally?

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Well there is currently no such feature that allows you to move all items of different types from your chest to inventory. At least, in vanilla Minecraft.

However, there could be a reason for this "phenomenon" occurring. Accoding to the Minecraft wiki on inventory, it states that:

To move all items of one kind into a chest from your inventory (and vice versa), pick up any item, hold ⇧ Shift, and double click one of the items (or a stack) of the items you want to move.

In addition, it states in the Minecraft wiki for Chests:

By holding ⇧ Shift and double-clicking while holding an item, all items of a type clicked on will be moved into or out of the chest.

To put this into a scenario, if you have a chest entirely filled with ONLY iron ingots, ALL the iron ingots will be transferred to your inventory is you were to ⇧ Shift and double-click one of the IRON INGOT STACKS.

However, if there were blocks of sand mixed up with the ingots, and you were to ⇧ Shift and double-click a stack of IRON INGOTS, all the iron ingots and ONLY the iron ingots will move into your inventory, leaving the sand behind.

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    Breaking the chest also works. – Ben Sep 6 '14 at 14:49
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    Hey Marge, I just tripled my productivity! – Hannes Schneidermayer Oct 5 '15 at 19:56
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    This does not work for me. – user85798 Jul 18 '16 at 10:38
  • I don't think this works with enchanted gear; however, this does work with 1.14.2. – lordOfNecross Jun 11 '19 at 14:51

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